John Thackara reading and signing his book -
"IN THE BUBBLE: DESIGNING IN A COMPLEX WORLD"
The book is about designing a world that is based less on stuff, and more on people. It describes a transformation that is taking place now -not in a remote science fiction future. An optimistic book, it argues that we are regaining respect for what people can do, that technology can't. Its ten chapters are entitled: Lightness. Speed. Mobility. Place. Space. Conviviality. Learning. Literacy. Smartness. Flow. There are are three bibliographies. And the Index contains five entries for "Control" and 28 for "Context".
BOSTON Monday 16 May
5.30pm MIT. Building 34 Room 101 (sic). T: 617 253-5249 or email:
Colleen Lanick colleenl@MIT.EDU
Added by Clampants on May 3, 2005